Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: Gear- leashes/collars
I have a ton of stuff (a lot just from "collecting" random leads and collars), but this is what I actually USE every week:
Fursaver collar - use for show, tracking, and general all purpose
Prong collar - sometimes used in obedience
Tab - I have a homemade one made of the string that got ripped out of a gappay ball and a regular leash snap, generally for OB I have a tab on the prong collar and a longer line on a flat or fursaver and work the dog off lead except if a correction on the prong is needed, and have the long line to step on if he should ever take off
4' x 1/2" Bridgeport leather lead - connected to the collar during protection so I can pick it up and keep him moving when running the sleeve, or lift him off the sleeve. I love this lead, this is my trial lead for Kenya.
Bridgeport leather harness - for protection
10' or 15' x 1/4" ASAT line - I made two of these out of a longer tracking line, I use these leashes as the drag line during obedience and the line that attaches to the harness in protection. I'm also using it for tracking at the moment since I'm not working as far from my dog as one would in a trial and I much prefer the ASAT material
I also have: more leather tabs, a second prong collar (smaller links, more links), extra Fursavers, a 8' x 1/2" leather line, homemade 35" tracking line, Bridgeport leather buckle slip collar, Gun Dog Supply 1" leather flat collar w/ ID plate (his general purpose, 24/7 wear collar), and a bunch of non-working dog type collars, leashes, and lines. I keep all my dog stuff in my van so everything is with me when I show, trial, and train. I have one canvas bag that floats between the house and van where I keep the prong, tab, and a few leashes for training at home.